333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1992 (ON)
Partner, member of the Executive Committee, and former co-chair of the Corporate Securities Group at Goodmans. Broad base of experience in corporate/securities law, with particular emphasis on mergers & acquisitions. Has counselled participants in numerous public and private M&A transactions and has represented clients on both sides of friendly and hostile takeover bids. Has also structured and implemented a vast range of corporate reorganizations and financing transactions, including domestic and cross-border public offerings, and private strategic and venture capital financings. Actively involved in mining and Asian market practice areas. Recognized as a leading lawyer in his areas of practice by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada and the Lexpert Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Finance & M&A Lawyers and Lexpert Special Edition: Global Mining. Former member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Listing Advisory Committee and the OSC’s Securities Advisory Committee and Small Business Advisory Committee. Former adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
On Apr. 8, Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR; TSX:MAXR) sold MDA, its Canadian space and defense unit and Canada’s largest space technology developer and manufacturer, to a consortium of financial sponsors led by Toronto-based investment firm Northern Private Capital (NPC), for $1 billion financed with a combination of equity and debt
On April 4, 2018, Coveo Solutions Inc. successfully received its $100-million investment from Elliott Management Corp. Elliott Management Corp., a US investment giant, has purchased a 27-per-cent stake in the company, through its Silicon Valley-based private equity arm, Evergreen Coast Capital. The deal values Coveo at $370 million.
On May 20, 2015, Vicwest Inc. (Vicwest), Kingspan Group Limited (Kingspan) and AG Growth International Inc. (AG Growth) completed a plan of arrangement whereby Kingspan (through its subsidiary) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vicwest and AG Growth (through subsidiary) acquired substantially all of the assets of Vicwest’s Westeel division. Pursuant to the terms of the plan of arrangement, each holder of common shares received $12.70 for each common share held. The transaction was valued approximately $360 million.
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. acquired all of the outstanding shares of Blair Franklin Asset Management Holdings Inc., the parent company of Blair Franklin Asset Management Inc. for approximately $70 million in cash and stock.